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- 01/20/14--10:19: _Threezero Shows The...
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- 01/20/14--06:10: The Coming of "Monkeyheads" from Egg Fiasco
- 01/20/14--07:00: Marvel Select Superior Spider-Man revealed & on sale
- 01/20/14--08:00: Luke Chueh Answers "How Was 2013?"
- 01/20/14--08:00: Tomopinion: Land of the Setting Sun
- 01/20/14--08:46: Transformers Generations Whirl Voyager Scale Out of Box Images
- 01/20/14--09:00: Sydney Opera House recreated in Lego
- 01/20/14--09:00: Loomey Time LLC Provides Watch Accessories to Rainbow Loom
- 01/20/14--10:00: MGS 5 Play Arts Kai Quiet sneaks out for a preview
- 01/20/14--10:19: Threezero Shows Their 2014 Robocop V1 Sixth Scale Figure Prototype
- 01/20/14--10:22: REGION: Toys for Tots drive a resounding success
- 01/20/14--10:55: Transformers Classics Volume 7 Trade Paperback Cover Image
- 01/20/14--10:59: Transformers: Dark Cybertron Volume 2 Trade Paperback Cover Image
- 01/20/14--11:01: Transformers: Movie Collection Volume 2 Trade Paperback Cover Image
- 01/20/14--14:32: Diamond Select Toys: Marvel Select Superior Spider-Man
- 01/20/14--14:52: Square Enix: Metal Gear Solid V Quiet Action Figure
- 01/20/14--15:13: DC Comics Next Animated Feature - Son Of Batman Video Clip
Filipino urban artist Egg Fiasco reveals an Army of Monkeys being amassed! Featuring the Monkeyheads character seen in many of Greg's street art (a select few visual samples seen below) and coming out of Hidden Fortress, stay tuned to further info about these resin collectibles!
(All pics via @egfiasco)
Diamond Select Toys has officially announced a long-anticipated Marvel Select Superior Spider-Man will be a Disney Store (and Marvel.com) exclusive... and that it's currently available for order!
For those unfamiliar with the character, "Superior" isn't just another moniker for the web-slinger as the Superior Spider-Man isn't really Spider-Man at all... kinda. A while ago in the comics, long-time Spidey rogue Doctor Octopus swapped bodies with Peter Parker who then died in Doc Ock's body. The end result was that Otto Octavius now had Spider-Man's body and, plot conveniently enough, some of Spider-Man's morality so he wound up fighting crime as his once-hated nemesis, Spider-Man. Ah, comics!
Questions regarding "When are you planning on doing a MS Superior Spider-Man?" and "Are you doing a Superior Spider-Man figure?" have periodically popped up in DST's Q&As, but were never answered affirmatively (presumably because they were working something out with the Disney Store). However, just in time for a ghostly Peter Parker to reclaim his body* (that's right, PLOT TWIST!), DST has finally let the spider out of the bag on their Superior Spidey figure.
DST's Marvel Select Superior Spider-Man is billed as having 16 points of articulation and, at first glance, looked somewhat familiar but I believe it's a new sculpt. It's a decent enough figure albeit I'm not fond of the hand choices and, given that no alternate parts are mentioned, it seems like those are the only choice. The paint seen in the header and other Art Asylum blog photos is apparently of the prototype and the real version will apparently feature a glossier finish along the lines of Disney's photo. Otherwise, the MS Spectacular Spidey comes with a display base that's described as being the aftermath of a battle with the Sinister Six.
Marvel Select Superior Spider-Man can currently be ordered for US$25 exclusively from the Disney Store website and MarvelStore.com. Additionally, it will be appearing at Disney Stores across the country.
*EDITOR'S NOTE: It's not confirmed how it's happening or that Spectacular Spidey is even officially done (although Amazing is coming back), but Otto was seeing Peter's "ghost" earlier on in the comic and, quite frankly, it'd be the most amusing resolution. Otherwise maybe there'd just be another deal with Mephisto or something.
NY Times has posted an interview with Hasbro's CEO Brian Goldner who tells them that their Transformers brand will be getting a new look and feel to it in 2014 to coincide with the release of Transformers 4. Basically he tells them the same thing Hasbro told fans at last year's Botcon in that they would be designing many of the toys with simple transformations.
WHAT: I asked a select few folks how their 2013 was, and what should folks expect from them in 2014, and this is what they shared with TOYSREVIL…
LUKE CHUEH: 2013 was fun. I got to travel to Singapore and China, and I met a lot of amazing/talented people. The year ended with me feeling hopeful for 2014.
Above: Upcoming 4-feet tall Possessed from Munky King
LUKE CHUEH: 2014 is the year I go big. The Large "Possessed" is finally going into production through Munky King and I'm also releasing an edition of the Large "Jack" Pretty In Plastic produced for my 2013 solo show at Corey Helford Gallery.
As for smaller sculpts, Munky King and I are developing a couple of new projects to be released this year too. Please check my social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Blog) for information as it becomes available.
Thanks for your support!
NOTE: All Images in this post were lifted from Luke's instagram @lukechueh by myself and were not provided by the artist.
In the late 1950s, the then-prime minister of Britain, Harold Macmillan, gave a speech to the British people saying that “they never had it so good.” Back then, Britain was riding high on the post war economic boom so the economy was looking up, unemployment was down and generally, things were rosy (though it turned out to be a very fragile outlook). Fast forward to 2011, and some doofus adviser to the current PM used the same line to people who were in the middle of a global recession… Sufficed to say, his words didn’t go down so well.
Why am I bringing this up? Because the same line can be applied to the current state of the Japanese figure industry. The only question is whether we’re on the side of the 50s boom or the 2011 misstep? Well, you’ll be happy to know that it’s definitely closer to the 50s example but just as the boom back then was exceptionally fragile, our current situation with the Japanese figures is also very precarious. Or perhaps, we’ve already started falling down the dark path. I’m not saying that we’re going to go straight from boom to bust like many financial companies over the past few years but rather, we’re facing something far more insidious.
Thanks to HKTF member stevenhyk who has posted some out of box images of the Transformers Generations Whirl action figure. et a look at the Voyager class figure that was first shown at SDCC 2013 last summer that is an obvious homage to the G1 character. He even comes with his G1 weapons and own sticker sheet like the original. See Transformers Generations Whirl and out of the box below for more details now.
Lego customizers are some of my favorite artists out there. The scope of their work can impress me like few other mediums. One such artist is Ryan McNaught, aka TheBrickMan. His most recent work is a cross-section of the Sydney Opera House. Taking over two years of failed builds and remodels, McNaught worked with fellow Lego master Erik Varszegi to work around the architectural difficulties of the Opera House.
It's an incredible bit of work and I suggest you check out the rest of his photos at his Flicker page. I really like the real world architecture line of Legos and this is in that wheel house. I love the little details, especially the inclusion of an audience. Little touches like that tickle me pink. Or yellow, in this case.
[via The Brother's Brick]
Loomey Time LLC, a new startup company, has introduced a line of watch accessories designed specifically to attach to Rainbow Loom bracelets. The watch is designed with analog movement, has faces with all 12 numbers around the dial, and has an outer cover made of soft, latex-free silicone surrounding the waterproof stainless watch. The watch [...]
If you remember a couple of months back, Hideo Kojima let us in on some of the details for Quiet, a new character introduced in the latest installment of the franchise. I had my own quips as to his reasoning for the design, and he had some for my opinion. Now that his reasoning has an actual design, does this make for a better figure?
Well, the answer for me is no. We get to see what Play Arts Kai has for Quiet, and her design kind of makes it a worse figure for me. PAK hasn't exactly had a track record with skimpy outfits, with the only one really coming to mind being the Wonder Woman variant, and that's even a bit of a stretch. I'm not too keen with how the outfit was done, but they did get the details of it right. Even the knee joints feature the tears from the outfit. However, even with such details, it isn't enough for me.
Looking at the package here, I'll ultimately decide on whether or not I like the character. The design of Quiet, as is, is overplayed. If I wanted bikini chicks with guns, there's YouTube and magazines from the 80s for that, not to mention much better looking figures for this sort of thing. The figure with the design isn't appealing enough to get it. Kojima said that he chose this design to sell figures. He put himself in a position where I have to judge it based on looks first and that's not what you want for a medium and game built upon story. Based on this first entry though, I would say he's failed in that regard. Maybe her character can make up for it.
[Images via @Hideo_Kojima_EN]
You can’t say that every toy company in the world is willing to show of early work in progress photos of the toys that they are working on. Though, ever since Threezero created their Facebook page, they have been all about showing off the products that they are working on. The latest prototype images that […]
Local fire departments in Robbinsville and Plumsted teamed up with the Marine Corps. Reserve Toys for Tots annual campaign to provide toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.
Diamond Select Toys has recently revealed a ton of great new Marvel Select figures, including the Disney Store exclusive Winter Soldier figure. Now that the MS Winter Soldier figure has had a little bit of time to warm up on the store shelves, DST and the Disney Store are ready to present their next exclusive […]
Following the news of the Transformers Classics Volume 7 Trade Paperback release, we have an image for the release that features a nice new cover Generation 1 Medic Ratchet. Check out the low-resolution image and release information now.
The conclusion to the 12-part epic Dark Cybertron! Ultra Magnus leads what's left of the Lost Light crew, while on Cybertron, titans clash and the ultimate battle will leave the planet changed forever!
The action for the 2009 blockbuster Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen comes to bookshelves in this collector's edition hardcover! Included are the two movie prequel stories Alliance and Defiance, as well as the official movie adaptation Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Diamond Select Toys has sent along some neat images as well as some new information for the awesome Marvel Select Superior Spider-Man. Read on for additional information and click the thumbnails above to check him out.
Hideo Kojima has released images of Square Enix' upcoming Quiet action figure from the video game Metal Gear Solid V. Click the thumbnails above for a closer look.